Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Favourite Surah!!

This post might sound weird, but i was talking to a new "revert" to the islamic faith, and he was asking me: what is your favourite surah in the quran?

I with wide open eyes did not have an answer! so i tried to break away from the answer and said confidently : you cannot love one surah only, you have to love the whole book!

Thinking i was clever in my answer he said: duh, i know you have to love the entire book, but i mean personally, you gotta have a certain desire to read a specific surah, dont you?

I thought about it and i said : i actually donno which one is my fav.!

I asked him back and he said "mariam"

I thought : really, yeah it is actually a wonderful story of how Zakaria finds her with food in her room, i always was amazed by "jesus's" story anyway.

Went home, opened the holy quran, tried to read the index to see which surah do i actually like, and it hit me:

It is surat YOUSEF ; i love that surah, because i think i like his AMAZING story, i enjoy reading it over and over again, it is just awesome and i never get bored of it. of how he became the king of egypt and refused betraying his master, i love reading it cos it is exciting to read..
whoever knows arabic, would know how superb is the phrasing of that surah!!

28 Comments:

At 12:38 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

my favourite surah is Al yaseen , and AlJum3ah ..I cant decide which one i like most .

 
At 5:00 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Purgatory said...

What do you mean by revert?

 
At 7:30 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Ra-1 said...

me too! sorat Yousif :)

 
At 7:31 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Ra-1 said...

every time I read it its like the first time ... great story n_n

 
At 7:56 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger True Faith said...

Me too ... Yousif is my favorite ...

I feel that huge amount of joy filling my heart after reading it ... It makes me feel happy :)

A whole surah about one story ...

 
At 9:28 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Shopaholic Q8eya said...

Many people like "yousef",
my favourite is "alrahman".

 
At 9:36 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Revert-ing: is returning to something, We usually call them converts, but they refuse it cos they understand from what they were taught that evey person in this life is born as a muslim and then the child's parents change him/her into a different religion.

 
At 9:37 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Ra-1 and True Faith: Exactly here, i feel the same, it is wonderful :)


Shopaholic: al rahman was compulsory to memorise in my 7th grade, so i love it too :)

 
At 11:27 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger shosho said...

Same here! Surat Yousef is my favourite Sura - it's full of amazing twists :D

 
At 12:07 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Al-Hanbali said...

i love alanfal
aud luqman givesme patince with all the fitna arround

here are two ayat that i just love from luqman

وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ لِابْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَا بُنَيَّ لَا تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ

يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الأمور


i love many suras

you really have to read the whole quran one should read a few pages every day
all the Quran is great but we need to read it

وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا

one of the 9a7aba (i think was a 9a7abi) use to say that i have 7aya2 not to read every day from the Book of Allah

 
At 12:58 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Raheel said...

favorite ayahs many but my fav surah has to be SURAH FATIHA. It has its own depth and its a prayer which is very close to my heart.

 
At 3:21 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Purgatory said...

am still confused, is he a muslim who lost his way and is now back, or is he of another faith and is now muslim?

 
At 4:00 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Shaima said...

Surah Fatiha.. definitely..

 
At 6:26 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

ShoSho: Lol @ twists, so true


Q8ibloger: dont you worry about me :) I am in the mosque every week as i mentioned in your blog :)


PURG: Was christian, became muslim this year :)


Raheel, and Shaima: Surat al fatiha is always a saver in exams and fear LOL!!! its amazing..

 
At 8:05 PM, July 21, 2005, Blogger hibbalicious said...

when someone asked me that i saved myself and said they are all ym favorite :)

 
At 10:53 AM, July 24, 2005, Blogger S.G. said...

:) Suarh Mariam n Surah Yousef are both very beautiful. i dont know Arabic good so i miss that phasing part.though can read it well. but still cant understand:(
emm i like surah Rahmaan. and Surah Nisa.

 
At 12:45 AM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Not_Without_My_Heels said...

I love this post.

It gave me the desire to go open my Quran right now and read!

Thank you Exceer for this very enlightening entry :D

 
At 10:59 AM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Al-Hanbali said...

where you at yo
:)

 
At 8:30 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Raheel said...

where are you dear?

 
At 5:49 AM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

where r u , its been a long time since this post ?!

 
At 10:25 AM, July 28, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

N-W-M-H: Girl welcome and i am glad you liked the post..



Q8ibloger-Raheel-Sailor:
I am in lebanon now and i have no access to any sort of internet :)

Thank you guys you have no idea how much i miss you " not the blog " though LOL

 
At 9:40 PM, July 28, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

we miss ur posts :)

 
At 12:12 AM, July 30, 2005, Blogger PeTiTa said...

My favorite 9urah mariam o 6aha! NICE POST! Ya36eech il 3afya!

 
At 11:44 AM, July 31, 2005, Blogger S.G. said...

no updates for so long. are u ok? hope so.

 
At 1:30 PM, July 31, 2005, Blogger Raheel said...

miss ya too!

 
At 2:21 PM, August 01, 2005, Blogger Al-Hanbali said...

where you at dude??

 
At 5:19 PM, August 02, 2005, Blogger Al-Hanbali said...

hehehe
i just noticed that comment where you say yr in lebanon,, no coming to kuwait :P

 
At 8:45 PM, August 04, 2005, Blogger hibbalicious said...

yalla its time for u to coem back and blog :( we all missing u :(

 

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